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New York City - Clubs & Bars
General NYC club guides
Don't forget to always check Citysearch or listen to 880 am (traffic on the 8s) or 1010 am (traffic on the 1s), there are parades way too often in the city and they really make traffic unbearable sometimes.
MasterSteelow.com - guide to New York City's fetish scene - Fetish parties, S&M events Pro-Dom's night clubs, dance Alternative, kink, adult private parties, vamp Goth Electro Industrial party, NYC, Forums chat boards, photo's, etc. I always liked the fetish crowds most, very interesting mix of mostly mature people, low drama, high creativity.
pmGotham - if I could motivate myself to get my butt out to a club these days, these are the places I'd go. In addition to listing the regular goth/industrial clubs of NYC, they list all the fetish, 80s, tranny, and gay and lesbian night clubs around the city. They even tell you what places to avoid. (This looks similar ot Fetish Planet, I'm not sure if they are related or what)
NYC Gothic Events page by Althea - I would say this is close to the best place to find out nyc happenings & clubs, I think she keeps it updated.
NYCgoth.com - guide to gothic NYC.
Fetish Planet NYC - great giude to fetish, goth, industrial, drag and related clubs, bars & eateries.
Steppin' Out Magazine - covers NY & NJ, very extensive listing of clubs & bars, great for finding an address if you know the name, no descriptions of the clubs are offered, also lists Broadway shows, comedy shows, and some other things.
Citysearch: New York - They have a great listing for NYC clubs, bars, restaurants, etc. The events are not always up to date for the club and event venues, but they do have accurate addresses for nearly every bar and club in NYC and they do list most of the current or recently diseased goth clubs. You can customize your own page to list all the clubs & bars you often frequent, and it gives details on each club/bar, the type, size, atmosphere, easiest ways to get there, maps, and even a list of nearby restaurants.
TES.org - a not-for-profit organization which promotes sexual liberation for all adults. Especially for people who enjoy consensual SM. I think it's based in NYC, they have events and meetings in NYC, NJ and surrounding areas.
Listing of BDSM clubs in NY
HX magazine's gay club listings - most of these are "strait friendly" too as long as you're not a dickhead, and boy do queens know how to party. This is a free magazine you can pick up in fetish and other related shops in Manhattan, or you can subscribe to it: 11 weeks for $39.95, 26 weeks for $109.95 and 52 weeks for $199.95 make check or money order payable to Two Queens Inc 230 West 17th Street 8thFloor NYC, NY 10011.
MotherNYC.com - The club closed down in June 2000 but the legends and parties still live on in other places, stay tuned to her site to keep track of the wildest drag, 80s, dress up, and fetish dance parties in town.
Contempt - Goth, industrial, electro, synth pop night held periodically - possibly monthly in NYC.
FunHouse - Friday is Master Steelow's FunHouse: New York City's HOTTEST Weekly Alternative Dance party NOW located at Jekyll and Hyde Club, 91 7th Avenue South NYC between West 4th Street and Barrow Street 212.989.7701 Subway: 1, 9 to Christopher St. NYC. fetish friendly. Bi, straight, gay, lesbian, curious, couples, singles, cross dressers, swingers, Goth, subs... all welcome, great djs spin all the goth, electro, ebm, darkwave, new wave, synth pop and related music. Doors: 11:30 PM - Play till 4 AM, 18 and over with proper ID. Cover - Ladies Free before 12Am - $5 - all night after Men $5 With pass in In DRESS CODE, $10 without pass in In DRESS CODE $15 - Not in dress without pass. Get a printable flyer from the website or listen to radio station Staten Island 88.9 fm for chance to win free admission passes.
Raven - 194 Ave A at 12th Street NYC, (212) 529-4712. This goth/punk/anyone friendly bar has a casual atmosphere for hanging out for a drink or coffee or reading a book with good music & a pool table. Open every day from 1pm to 4am, never a cover. Nights change from time to time, here's what was up at my last update: Alternating Fridays: 5/9, 5/23,6/6, 6/20, 7/4, 7/18... DIABOLIK: DJS DANDY SEX & GEORGE will take your mind for a spin with some wild punk and 80's at 10pm. 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25 METROPOLIS: Classic 80s, New Wave, Synthpop, Goth and Elektro soldered, digitized and mixed to perfection by DJ George (The Serpenteens, Voltaire). The very best of Electronic Music from 1980 to the Present and the best Pop Music from the 80s. Never the same set and guaranteed to blow your circuit breakers, at 10pm.
Batcave (downstairs) and Albion (upstairs) at Downtime - 251 w. 30th St bet 7th & 8th aves, 212-695-3373. On The Main Floor: Ian Fford Spins Alternative, Industrial & NewWave, In The Chamber: Patrick Spins Gothic Dance and Darkwave, In The Playground: Rob Xian & Hellraver Spins Industrial, EBM, Elektro. Visual Pleasure from Venus and the Techno Dancerz. Doors at 10pm, $10 with printout/flyer/guestlist, $15 without, email Name to GHOVLZ@aol.com for guestlist. Check the web site because different Saturdays have different times for the doors. Get a discount flyer here.
The Blood Haven "Night of Feasting" - Saturdays starting Sept 7, 2003. Doors 9pm - ?, $10 admission, 21 with ID to get in. This is a Vampire night so beware if you don't like that stuff. Music will be industrial, goth, ebm, synthpop, etc. Located at Flamingo, 219 2nd Ave (Bet 13 & 14th st), NYC. For more info call Malice at 347-782-9504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detour - Saturdays, DJs Ceasar and Tommy Teknik spin Dance Wave, Synth-POP, Brit POP, Electro, Industrial, Gothic, Experimental. At Chunky's on Mineola Blvd, Minoela, NY (Long Island). Directions by car, train are on the website, print out the directions page for reduced admission. $5 w/ pass, $7 without.
Glorya Wholesome's Living Legends - Saturays 11pm - 4am at Now Bar, 22 7th Ave at Leroy St. 212-802-9502. Techno music, NYC's only Transtravaganza Show! Cost: 10pm-11pm: $10 ladies, $15 men 11pm-4am: $15 ladies, $20 men.
- 194 Ave A at 12th Street NYC, (212) 529-4712. This goth/punk/anyone
friendly bar has a casual atmosphere for hanging out for a drink or coffee
or reading a book with good music & a pool table. Open every day from
1pm to 4am, never a cover. Nights change from time to time, here's what
was up at my last update: FEMME FATALE: Punk
legend Jayne County knows the answer as she hosts this night of wild punk
and glam, and garage rock. The original Dee Jay from Maxs, Ms County
spins a most exciting mix as only she knows how. This party will happen
the 2nd Saturday of every month starting Sat may 31, 2003 and then gong
to regular night June 14, 2003.
The Baroness' Fetish Retinue - First Sunday monthly at Alphabet Lounge, 7th St. & Ave. C, NYC. Alphabet Lounge is a friendly, small club deep in Alphabet City, and provides the perfect venue for me to host my friends, the fetish elite of New York, performing bizarre acts and creating wild scenes in an intimate atmosphere. The Baroness' is NYC's own star latex fashion designer/dominatrix. 13 admission in street clothes, $5 if you're dressed in fetish gear, Free if you look Faaaabulous!
Raven - 194 Ave A at 12th Street NYC, (212) 529-4712. This goth/punk/anyone friendly bar has a casual atmosphere for hanging out for a drink or coffee or reading a book with good music & a pool table. Open every day from 1pm to 4am, never a cover. Nights change from time to time, here's what was up at my last update: THE OTHER SIDE: DJs Jarek and Peter spin an evening of GOTH in all it's forms... warm & wicked, weird & wonderful, wild & whimsical, a wailing waterfall of witchy whispers at 10pm.
ELECTRIC DREAMS - every Monday at Korova Milk Bar, 200 Avenue A. btw. 12th and 13th Streets (6 train to Astor Place), 21+. Korova is a Clockwork-Orange-themed bar that I absolutely love despite the overprice chocolate martinis. I'm guessing this night is industrial & synth pop type music.
Raven - 194 Ave A at 12th Street NYC, (212) 529-4712. This goth/punk/anyone friendly bar has a casual atmosphere for hanging out for a drink or coffee or reading a book with good music & a pool table. Open every day from 1pm to 4am, never a cover. Nights change from time to time, here's what was up at my last update: TUFF TURF TUESDAYS. DJ Lockdown joins the voluptuous DJ LAWLE$$ for a night of jailhouse Rock N Roll. They spin out of control Punk, Electro, Metal, New Wave, more at 10pm.
Flesh Theater - Every wednesday at The Slaughtered Lamb Pub 182 W. 4th St., at Jones St. NYC, Ladies Free for All before 11pm - $5 - all night after Men $5 With pass in DRESS CODE, $10 without pass in DRESS CODE $15 - Not in dress without pass Doors enter thru side door entrance - 9 PM - Play till 4 AM, 21 and over with proper ID. Come play with one of our Dom's or Sub's for a $20 gratuity, and choose one of our Fantasy menu. Fetish Interactive Performances start at from 11p-12A. Dancing, Gogo's, Vendors & Giveaways Music by DJ Buslink and guest DJ's- New Wave, Electro, EBM, Goth, Industrial , Dark Wave, 80's, dance. Printable discount flyer on the website. (sept 2003: think this is defunct)
Gomorrah - I think this may now be monthly, formerly weekly, check the website for more info on this fab fetish party.
Raven - 194 Ave A at 12th Street NYC, (212) 529-4712. This goth/punk/anyone friendly bar has a casual atmosphere for hanging out for a drink or coffee or reading a book with good music & a pool table. Open every day from 1pm to 4am, never a cover. Nights change from time to time, here's what was up at my last update: DAMAGED: DJ DANDY SEX supplies massive doses of Punk, Glam, New Wave, Gothic and Metal to sooth your DAMAGED soul. 10:00 pm.
SMack! - Fetish Party in NYC, held a few times a year, venue changes. for more info: (917) 358-SMak!
Paddles - 250 West 26th Street, Between 7th and 8th Ave, NYC (side door next to the parking lot), 212-629-1854. This long running fetish club is open every Friday & Saturday at 10pm, couples, singles, groups, all are welcome, every Friday the first 50 women in the door get a free paddle. OTK Spanking Party: First Saturday of every month - doors open at 7pm.
The Vault - BDSM club, 565 West 23rd Street, NYC, NY. Phone: (212) 255-6758.
Dark Themed Bars
Yaffa Cafe - 97 St. Marks Place Between Avenue A and First Avenue, NYC, 212-674-9302. Open 24-7 this is a favorite after goth club eatery, tacky decor, herbal teas, great Mediterranean food, great vegetarian selection. I think they do have some beer & wine but it's mostly a food place.
Raven Cafe - 194 Avenue A at East 12th St, NYC, I have a few listed but it's so hard to keep up with the different dj nights there, but almost any night you can go to this small bar/coffee place and chill at tables or couches to good tunes ranging from punk, new wave, goth, glam and any and every related genre. DJ's usually do their thing from 10-4, the bar opens at 1pm.
Meow Mix Bar - 269 E. Houston Street at Suffolk (between Aves. A-B), NYC. The Hottest Chick Bar in New York City. 212 254-0688. 21+ to enter, cover charge may apply sometimes. They have Xena night and Fraggle Rock night, lots of bands play here. In case you don't know, this is a gay bar.
Jekyll & Hyde Club - cute trendy horror themed restaraunt/bar, they have a lot of drinks with cute laboratory type names. Located at 1499 6th Ave bet 57 & 58th sts, NYC, (212) 541-9517. Hours: Sun-Tues 11:30am-12am; Wed 11am-12am; Thu 11:30am-12pm; Fri 11:30am-1am; Sat 10:30am-1am.
Jekyll and Hyde - 91 Seventh Avenue South Between Barrow and West Sts, NYC. Hours: Sun-Thu 12pm-2am; Fri-Sat 12pm-4am. bar & restaraunt, there was scareokie going on upstairs when I ate there, food & drinks overpriced.
Slaughtered Lamb Pub - Run by the same people who do the Jekyll & Hyde bars, it's also sort of spooky. 182 W 4th St. between Jones & Barrow Sts, NYC, 10014 (212) 627-5262.
Korova Milk Bar (designed after the milk bar in Clockwork Orange), Ave A. btwn 12th & 13th, NYC. This place has a really kewl atmosphere, good place to go with a group of friends. You can get in at any age, 21 to drink if they decide you look young enough to ID. Yummmmmy chocolate martini and others served in cool fishbowl glasses, some nights have goth & synth pop type djs, others it's just you and the jukebox.
Le Bar Bat - Despite it's cool name and big, cool bat outside, I think this place is best avoided if you are looking for something gothish, however it's next door to one of the spaces where Poe wrote The Raven. Celebrities pop in here supposedly, including Woody Harrelson, Brian Setzer, and Brooke Shields. Decor is supposedly spooky but it's full of a "bridge-and-tunnel" crowd.
Webster Hall 125 East Eleventh Street NYC, 212-353-1600, They have 4 rooms going on, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. I believe it's trendorama there.... though friday nights presently.